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Experts: Better Data Needed For 'Contemporary' Students

2 April 2014 0 views No Comment

During what was likely the last hearing before House lawmakers begin to tackle reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA), experts told the Committee on Education and the Workforce that better data is needed to shape policy for so-called “non-traditional” students—or, as several members of the committee seemed to prefer, “contemporary” students. “We don’t really know what the current condition is of students today because we don’t have comprehensive data,” Dr. George Pruitt, president of Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, NJ, said during the hearing, titled “Keeping College Within Reach: Meeting the Needs of Contemporary Students.”

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